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Anime Series Like Opera Girl

After being forced out of her idol group due to a stalker fostering her discomfort with men, Ai Narata seeks to use her talents at the prestigious Kouka…

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Director’s Cut: October, Moving Out, and Moving On

This month’s schedule You already got: Kids on the Slope You will get (In order): Ouran High School Host ClubA Whisker AwayNisekoi Next Month’s Schedule (In order) Kino’s…

Armchair Anime

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Kids on the Slope

Kaoru Nishimi moves to a rural town with his aunt and to start his first year of high school. At school he is targeted by the class trouble…

Armchair Anime

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Director’s Cut: September, New Computer, and Feeling Down

This month’s schedule You already got: Penguin Highway You will get (In order): My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFUJosee, the Tiger and the FishWonder Egg Priority Next Month’s Schedule…

Armchair Anime

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Anime Series Like Those Snow White Notes

After watching his grandfather perform the shamisen at a young age, Setsu became entranced. However, after his grandfather’s death, he runs away from his small village and quits…

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How Long is This Series: Kids on the Slope

Okay, so let’s throw this on the floor right off the bat: Shinichiro Watanabe is like unto a god. The guy who conceived and directed Cowboy Bebop? I…

Confessions of an Overage otaku

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SAKAMICHI NO APOLLON: Love, Bromance and all that Jazz

Love me an underrated Slice of Life that revolves around strong friendships. Aaah my heart. Friendships for me have always been more important to me than my romantic…

Neeno Noodle Bowl

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Kids on the slope [Animé review]

“… at least this way we don’t have to see each other cry.”

OBDURATE

20 Music Anime That Document The Creative Struggle

Music anime series are more than just a good soundtrack. Any anime can have a good soundtrack, so of course an anime series about making music has an…

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Is The Dub BETTER Than The Sub? (feat. CDawgVA)

Full interview with the director of the Baccano! Dub: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPjlWgRjU8o Subscribe to CDawgVA: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPsZ...

The Cartoon Cipher

Does the Baccano! Dub Hold Up? (feat. CDawgVA)

Full interview with the director of the Baccano! Dub: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPjlWgRjU8o Subscribe to CDawgVA: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPsZ...

The Cartoon Cipher

Kids on the Slope (Sakamichi no Aporon)

Kids on the Slope (Sakamichi no Aporon) 2012 No preamble here, just two (and a half) reasons on why this short series joined my top ten the other…

The Review Heap

Unpopular Opinions – Tag Post

Admittedly, ‘unpopular opinion’ posts are not exactly my wheelhouse but I’ll try because I’m keen to take on the challenge! Having said that, I suspect that if you’re…

The Review Heap

Easter: Ten Anime for the Ten Commandments (and IV)

One of the things I love the most about anime is how is it able to focus on small but significant details. At its best, 2D animation allows…

Beneath the Tangles

S2E15 - Blue Flag, Spy x Family

In this episode of Screentone Club, Andy and Elliot go undercover with the Spy x Family in order to capture the (Blue) Flag in a double-bill of titles…

ScreenTone Club

10 Year Retrospective, Month #3: Throwback to March 2012

As we celebrate our tenth anniversary on Beneath the Tangles, we want to take some time each month to look into the past, not only to commemorate our…

Beneath the Tangles

Staff Picks: Our Favorite Anime of 2019

Welcome to the third post of our annual “Staff Picks,” in which the Ani-Gamers team selects some of our favorite anime, manga, and video games of the past…

Ani-Gamers

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Otafu Susume 09 – Gundam Thunderbolts Are GO! (Gundam Thunderbolt)

Wes recommends Gundam Thunderbolt to Jenn - her FIRST ever Gundam?! And wait...she thinks Zeon are the GOOD GUYS?! What the-?!

ANIBROS ☆ CREATIVE

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[Anime Review:] Sakamichi no Apollon (Kids on the Slope)

Director: Shinichiro Watanabe Writer (of original manga): Yuki Kodama Animation Studio: MAPPA & Tezuka Productions Version Watched: Subbed A little while ago I came across an article listing…

The Geek Clinic

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Sakamichi no Apollon – Episode 2

Continuing right where we left off with Sakamichi. Sorry for the gap between this post and the last, I was busy at an anime convention, there’ll be more…

Falling Through the Bed

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Sakamichi no Apollon – Episode 1

Hello Readers it’s been a while, oh look it’s a new writing project. Hiatus is over.

Falling Through the Bed

OtakuGeneration (Show #413) Anime Mirai

  Shownotes :: (show 412 :: (website) :: (podcast feed) :: (direct download) :: (direct iTunes link) With Anime Mirai, recorded live May 5th, 2013. This week we watched two…

otakugeneration's Podcast

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Yerocha’s 2012 Anime Awards – Part 2

[previously on 2012 Anime Awards] Most Under The Radar Kuroko no Basket A while back, I started the manga version of Kuroko no Basket and attempted to catch…

Shades of Grey

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[First Impression] Natsuyuki Rendezvous episode 1

I know I’m very late with this, but I finally got around to watching this anime, and like Sakamichi no Apollon from last season, I can’t forgive myself…

Jellybean Reviews

Sakamichi no Apollon – Final Thoughts

So I watched the final episode of Sakamichi no Apollon a while ago but forgot to follow up with a series review. The series seems to me like…

BasuGasuBakuhatsu Anime Blog

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OtakuGeneration (Show #369) Kids on the Slope

  Shownotes :: (show 369) :: () :: () :: () :: () With OZMA, recorded live July 1st, 2012. This week we talked about Kids on the Slope. Plus…

otakugeneration's Podcast

The Art of Gift Giving in Sakamichi no Apollon

Gift giving is surprisingly complex and interesting part of human interaction. This very act helps in defining relationships whether it’s meant romantically or not. As poignantly featured in…

Lemmas and Submodalities

Sakamichi No Apollon – 7 – My Bromance

So when we last left the jazz kids, things were in turmoil. Kaoru was super pissed at Sentaro for agreeing to join a crappy Beatles cover band. Also,…

BasuGasuBakuhatsu Anime Blog

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Crowning Moments Of DokiDoki: Spring 2012 Week 7

3. Fate/zero 20: Weak Kawaisou Kiritsugu Now just imagine that the previous two episodes never happened, I believe this scene would’ve worked so much better then and I…

Vanikawa Toppa

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Crowning Moments Of DokiDoki: Spring 2012 Week 6

Entries have been reduced to three this week. I’m studying for my saigono saigo- *ahem* I mean last finals in uni during the next few weeks, so even…

Vanikawa Toppa

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Crowning Moments Of DokiDoki: Spring 2012 Week 5

5. Fate/zero 18: Fate/zero of the Dead To be honest, I couldn’t buy all this “zOMG TRAGEDY IN PEACEFUL VILLAGE” happening because it felt like a forced asspull…

Vanikawa Toppa

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Crowning Moments Of DokiDoki: Spring 2012 Week 4

5. Eureka Seven AO 4: That Awkward Feel When you praise someone for being such a nice person, and in the next moment you find out he/she was…

Vanikawa Toppa

Sakamichi no Apollon – 3: Someday My Prince Will Come

Sakamichi no Apollon continues with a double date featuring new hotness Yurika. Unfortunately, the couples do not match up neatly, and we are faced with a love square.…

BasuGasuBakuhatsu Anime Blog

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Crowning Moments Of DokiDoki: Spring 2012 Week 3

Ah, what’s the point of setting deadlines if I don’t meet them? Yeah I know, I guess it confirms me being an “M” since it’s such a torturing…

Vanikawa Toppa

Sakamichi no Apollon Eps 1-2

I heard this anime was about jazz, so I couldn’t really pass it up. As a music (and especially jazz) nerd, I was very interested in seeing what…

BasuGasuBakuhatsu Anime Blog

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Crowning Moments Of DokiDoki: Spring 2012 Week 1

I’m giving a shout like everyone else, Spring 2012 is shaping up to be one of the best seasons for anime! I’m stuck with the biggest watchlist since…

Vanikawa Toppa

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[1st episode] Sakamichi no Apollon

For some reasons I imagine that one of the two main character is a basket player. Go figure.  So, this one's the story of another guy who t...

Kuuki no Puraido